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Season championships go down to the wire at RAR

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – The Redwood Acres Raceway season will close out this weekend.

The Redwood Acres Raceway will close out what has been a shortened season on Saturday, with the race for the 2020 championships going down to the wire in three of the five divisions.

The tightest race in the Bomber division, with just a single point separating leader Sam Brown from Donnie Brown.

Rookie driver Bridget Steeves is third in the standings, 27 points back, and will try to hold off defending division champion Raquel Krupa, who is just one point further back in fourth.

The Bombers are one of three divisions that will be racing for an increased purse on Saturday.

The Mini Stocks division also will race for a bigger purse and is almost as tight, with the top three drivers all within six points of each other.

Points leader Gary Klientobe sits just two points ahead of sophomore racer C.J. Dalton, with Brett Murrell in third and also in the mix, sitting six points off the lead.

Rookie Gannon Cyphers also has had a solid debut season, and goes into the final race only 20 points behind Klinetobe and fourth in the standings, with Jarrett Mayo in fifth, just four points behind Cyphers.

The Legends will also be racing for a boosted purse this weekend, with Dane Nissen holding a three-point advantage over James Nichols in what is a two-horse race for the season title.

Tyler Krupa is third in the standings, 31 points behind Nissen, and will look to hold off rookie Andy Thornton, who is only four points further back.

Bryan Brandt will be favored to hold off JR Brandt for the Roadrunner championship, and goes into the final race with a 12-point advantage.

Jeremiah Martin is 27 points back in third.

In the Late Models division, meanwhile, Dustin Walters is the clear frontrunner and leads rookie Eugene Palmer by 15 points.

Another rookie, Ed Rasmussen, is three points behind Palmer, setting up an exciting race for second place.

The North State Modified Series will also be making an appearance at the season finale, after originally being scheduled to race in June when the raceway was on shut down because of COVID-19.

Saturday’s action gets under way at 3 p.m. and will be streamed live on the raceway’s Facebook page.

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